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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 01-12-2021, 03:17 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 933
Posted By daveyator
A 12 fuselage is pretty light. Got a friend to...

A 12 fuselage is pretty light. Got a friend to help and put it up on a couple of well padded, carefully placed saw horses and all was good.
Cheers, DaveH
Forum: Fiberglass 12-07-2020, 11:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,278
Posted By daveyator
You probably won’t need much of anything. A bit...

You probably won’t need much of anything. A bit of sanding and mine were almost there straight out of the box. A bit of resin and a bit of flox needed in the final fit, but not much. Trimming and...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-29-2020, 03:54 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,027
Posted By daveyator
Doesn’t sound right. Was a while ago, but mine...

Doesn’t sound right. Was a while ago, but mine fit straight on. Put a light break on the bottom edge to make it look nice, but it was a good fit with no muscling required.
Cheers, DaveH
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Forum: RV-14 09-29-2020, 05:34 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,871
Posted By daveyator
Standard Aircraft Handbook, page 243. Cheers....

Standard Aircraft Handbook, page 243.
Cheers. DaveH :)
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-12-2020, 06:10 AM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,055
Posted By daveyator
Unless you are the Incredible Hulk, you won’t get...

Unless you are the Incredible Hulk, you won’t get through alclad with scotchbrite.;)
Cheers, DaveH
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 09-10-2020, 02:56 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,879
Posted By daveyator
I believe you can buy heated socks at Bass Pro...

I believe you can buy heated socks at Bass Pro stores.:D
Cheers DaveH
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 09-02-2020, 01:45 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 3,860
Posted By daveyator
82.5 lbs...now THATS a battery:D Cheers, DaveH

82.5 lbs...now THATS a battery:D
Cheers,
DaveH
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2020, 06:12 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,140
Posted By daveyator
One further note to the op, the tank ships in the...

One further note to the op, the tank ships in the finish kit, not the fuselage kit. Finish kit is a much bigger crate. Might give you a bit more thinking time:D
Cheers, DaveH
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 08-05-2020, 01:52 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 4,140
Posted By daveyator
Buy a quart pack of pro seal from Van’s. it...

Buy a quart pack of pro seal from Van’s. it really isn’t a big deal doing it yourself. There’s no guarantee on the prefabbed tank anyway. Pro seal is not as scary as people seem to think. Make sure...
Forum: RV-14 08-04-2020, 11:13 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,575
Posted By daveyator
Some advice from a fellow South Aussie. Don’t...

Some advice from a fellow South Aussie. Don’t worry to much on the freight thing. No matter how hard you try to cover it all, you will have to spring for unexpected orders throughout your build. It’s...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-06-2020, 07:22 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 3,092
Posted By daveyator
Looking at the paperwork, it seems some faulty...

Looking at the paperwork, it seems some faulty bulkhead fittings got through the system. Appears some weren't drilled all the way through.
Regards, DaveH
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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 04-20-2020, 02:54 AM
Replies: 45
Views: 4,683
Posted By daveyator
Probably not in the same league, but those cleco...

Probably not in the same league, but those cleco clamps can produce high pain levels and nasty blood blisters on those days when your not right on your game. Trust me.
An unplanned hole in your...
Forum: RV-14 04-18-2020, 06:02 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 2,101
Posted By daveyator
The balloon is only there to establish positive...

The balloon is only there to establish positive pressure while you check for leaks using the soapy water method. It is not expected to stay inflated for any particular length of time. Many exotic...
Forum: Tools 04-03-2020, 11:09 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,712
Posted By daveyator
Most unnecessary tool I ever bought. Buy one of...

Most unnecessary tool I ever bought. Buy one of those spring wrist exerciser things instead. Just my view:D
DaveH
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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-14-2020, 12:01 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 4,754
Posted By daveyator
I had problems fitting the wings first time. In...

I had problems fitting the wings first time. In my case the little plastic blocks above the spars were interfering slightly. Loosened the bolts and all was good. I took to the blocks with a...
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-16-2020, 07:37 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,067
Posted By daveyator
If you're not sealing tanks, the use by date is...

If you're not sealing tanks, the use by date is not terribly critical. Got some that's several years old that still sets up ok, but will go gooey if submerged in fuel for a while.
DaveH
Forum: Primers 02-13-2020, 06:44 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 5,698
Posted By daveyator
Make sure you know exactly what your final paint...

Make sure you know exactly what your final paint finish will be, or you may be paying your painter to remove all that primer. Not all paint systems are compatible with whatever primer you may be...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-26-2020, 04:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,168
Posted By daveyator
2 inch wide is not what you want for the 12...

2 inch wide is not what you want for the 12 canopy layup. You don't need a huge amount, but the side sections will take a piece about 12"x12". And you will want 2 of those. Plus a strip across the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2020, 03:15 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,366
Posted By daveyator
The table on page 19 of the instructions that...

The table on page 19 of the instructions that came with the brakes definitely gives the figure of 100 inch pounds.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-20-2020, 02:57 PM
Replies: 9
Views: 1,366
Posted By daveyator
Matco book gives 100 inch pounds. Cheers, DaveH...

Matco book gives 100 inch pounds.
Cheers,
DaveH 120485
Forum: RV-10 01-20-2020, 05:23 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,870
Posted By daveyator
That 34% may be for the rv3 as it's become a semi...

That 34% may be for the rv3 as it's become a semi unsupported model, manufactured on an as required basis as far as I understand.
In my 10 years of keeping track of these things, price increases...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-04-2020, 03:46 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 915
Posted By daveyator
The plans call for opening up the holes in the...

The plans call for opening up the holes in the bottom piece so it fits down over the nuts and lies flat on the belly skin. Hope that makes sense to you.
DaveH
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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-06-2019, 08:01 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,754
Posted By daveyator
.050 inch is 1.25mm, which is a fairly common...

.050 inch is 1.25mm, which is a fairly common size. Think little electronic stuff.
A .5 mm would be .020". Wouldn't want to be very tight:D
Cheers
DaveH
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Forum: Tools 11-02-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 1,220
Posted By daveyator
Vans keep 032 and 041 safety wire at quite a...

Vans keep 032 and 041 safety wire at quite a reasonable price. Get them to throw in a pack of each with your order. It will add about US$20 to your bill. You will have enough to build a squadron of...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2019, 08:12 PM
Replies: 11
Views: 1,691
Posted By daveyator
120485 ordered 31/12/2010. Delivered to Australia...

120485 ordered 31/12/2010.
Delivered to Australia April 2011.
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 07-29-2019, 04:46 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 8,091
Posted By daveyator
RV6 incident,South Australia

RV6A flipped on landing at William Creek airfield, photos look like nose gear failure. Occupants injured,but ok.
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 05-10-2019, 09:09 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 992
Posted By daveyator
I thought stall warnings were triggered by angle...

I thought stall warnings were triggered by angle of attack, rather than airspeed.
I've been wrong before.:)
DaveH
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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-10-2019, 05:40 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,417
Posted By daveyator
The plexi bit will continue through the roll bar...

The plexi bit will continue through the roll bar material with no problem. A recommendation here is to drill both the window and the roll bar to the tapping size first. Then the plexiglass can serve...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-09-2019, 08:08 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,744
Posted By daveyator
Don't know if they're still available, but Vans...

Don't know if they're still available, but Vans did carry pre tapped, anodised and very nicely finished brackets for the 12 wing tie downs. I bought a pair, probably 6 years ago. They were quite...
Forum: RV-14 06-27-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 2,986
Posted By daveyator
A useful fact. 040" is 1 milllimeter. Might help...

A useful fact. 040" is 1 milllimeter. Might help you find something to do the job.
Cheers,
DaveH
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 05-01-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 2,283
Posted By daveyator
I just let Vans organise it for me. It was not...

I just let Vans organise it for me. It was not particularly expensive in the overall scheme of building an aeroplane. All the boxes arrived on the scheduled day. A few days out the agents contacted...
Forum: RV-8/8A 04-20-2018, 07:03 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,514
Posted By daveyator
Normal drill bit is all you need to use. Keep...

Normal drill bit is all you need to use. Keep good control using a drill press,and clamp the work firmly, as the drill will want to pull into the plastic as soon as it starts to cut.
Cheers,
DaveH...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-21-2018, 11:38 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 7,219
Posted By daveyator
To be fully up to date, will I need a new cable,...

To be fully up to date, will I need a new cable, as well as the new springs?
Cheers
DaveH
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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-09-2018, 01:12 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,000
Posted By daveyator
:D I like your thinking on the IPA. Don't waste...

:D I like your thinking on the IPA. Don't waste the good stuff on cleaning up. Save it for later.
What I'm getting at is that you have to seal the threads, such as where the fitting screws into the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-08-2018, 09:50 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,000
Posted By daveyator
The tapered part of the thread, eg the part that...

The tapered part of the thread, eg the part that threads into the master cylinder, requires sealant. The AN nut and flare connections such as you will find on the fuel lines will seal by their...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 03-08-2018, 07:35 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 21,000
Posted By daveyator
AN fittings should not use sealant of any type.On...

AN fittings should not use sealant of any type.On NPT fittings, like the ones in the brake cylinders, I would recommend either permatex#2, or loctite 567. Use sparingly on the tapered thread of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-13-2018, 07:58 PM
Replies: 31
Views: 9,741
Posted By daveyator
I assume the pins fit through all bushings prior...

I assume the pins fit through all bushings prior to wing assembly. I experienced difficulties on my first wing install attempt. Work slowly and carefully to observe where the problem is. For me, the...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-23-2017, 10:28 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,054
Posted By daveyator
I recall seeing a data sheet that gave 116 hours...

I recall seeing a data sheet that gave 116 hours to full cure. My experience is that is about right.
Cheers, DaveH
Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 12-22-2017, 01:06 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,385
Posted By daveyator
Sounds a bit curmudgeonly, but if you can afford...

Sounds a bit curmudgeonly, but if you can afford to build an aircraft, and then own it, a cheap bandsaw and drill press are very minor purchases. They will come in handy more than once.
I use my...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-03-2017, 05:11 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 5,419
Posted By daveyator
Your plexi bit will have no problem drilling...

Your plexi bit will have no problem drilling through the roll bar, and later the front canopy bow.
I think you may find that the screws will not fit the #36 holes you 'match drilled' prior to...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-02-2017, 03:22 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,391
Posted By daveyator
The canopy sits 'half on' the roll bar. The rear...

The canopy sits 'half on' the roll bar. The rear edge should be fairly close to the seam between the roll bar halves. I would not think you would need to trim any significant amount from the rear of...
Forum: Safety 08-09-2017, 06:22 AM
Replies: 46
Views: 11,342
Posted By daveyator
May have been inspired by the old S&S Super air...

May have been inspired by the old S&S Super air cleaner that was popular in the Harley world way back then. Don't know if the internal cone did anything, but the air cleaner looked cool. That was one...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-12-2017, 06:57 PM
Replies: 28
Views: 10,899
Posted By daveyator
On the earlier plans it was section 29-05, step...

On the earlier plans it was section 29-05, step 4.
"Cover the head of each rivet on the firewall with a thin layer of fuel tank sealant".
Cheers, DaveH
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-07-2017, 10:03 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,728
Posted By daveyator
The fairing is built in situ after riveting the...

The fairing is built in situ after riveting the canopy onto the frame. It is bonded to the actual canopy bubble when you build the fibreglass. The epoxy is the only "glue" and that is part of the...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 07-01-2017, 03:21 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 5,335
Posted By daveyator
I too was experiencing PFSD, or pre fibreglass...

I too was experiencing PFSD, or pre fibreglass stress disorder. It is curable.:D
Read and reread those instructions. Spend some quality time on YouTube watching fibreglass tutorials until you feel...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 06-23-2017, 10:37 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,294
Posted By daveyator
Trust the designers. They mean the middle hole on...

Trust the designers. They mean the middle hole on the servo arm. You can push the arm to whatever position you like, when everything is hooked up and calibrated, it will work as they planned it.;)
...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2017, 07:47 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,361
Posted By daveyator
Set my mind at rest. Thanks. Cheers DaveH

Set my mind at rest. Thanks.
Cheers
DaveH
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 04-18-2017, 05:56 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 11,361
Posted By daveyator
3 grams is about 1/9 of an ounce. Sounds a bit...

3 grams is about 1/9 of an ounce. Sounds a bit light to me:confused:
Cheers,
DaveH
Forum: RV-14 04-07-2017, 08:49 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 4,876
Posted By daveyator
There is advice concerning the need for a proper...

There is advice concerning the need for a proper inventory after receiving the kits. I think it's in section 5.;)
Cheers, DaveH
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-20-2017, 10:29 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 6,781
Posted By daveyator
When using the vice grip edge breaker, you are...

When using the vice grip edge breaker, you are not looking for any real pressure. You should be able to do your break with one pass. Set the rollers so that they are the thickness of the material...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 03-02-2017, 07:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,625
Posted By daveyator
The ccr264ss rivets are not what you want. They...

The ccr264ss rivets are not what you want. They are a hollow tube after pulling, and are really only suitable for retaining nut plates. I don't think you would want to use them in a structural...
Forum: RV-9/9A 02-23-2017, 09:30 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 8,099
Posted By daveyator
I refer to those mistakes as 'speeding fines'....

I refer to those mistakes as 'speeding fines'. Read the plans, reread the plans, read the plans again. Then do a creative visualisation for want of a better term. Then have a little rest. Repeat this...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2017, 02:57 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,474
Posted By daveyator
Those holes, along with all the holes for the...

Those holes, along with all the holes for the rear window will be tapped, again, it's all in section 34. There is more than enough meat there for the tapping process.
Any time you find yourself...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-20-2017, 01:52 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,474
Posted By daveyator
The latch block is part of the finish kit. It...

The latch block is part of the finish kit. It appears in section 34. Page 10, fig2.
It all comes together ultimately.:D
Cheers,
DaveH
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Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-15-2017, 02:39 AM
Replies: 85
Views: 44,440
Posted By daveyator
Look up section 21 Mid Fuse Ribs & Bottom Skins ...

Look up section 21 Mid Fuse Ribs & Bottom Skins
The info you want is on page 21-03, figure 3. That should get you started, then read the service bulletin.
Cheers,
DaveH
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Forum: RV Building Tips/Techniques 02-05-2017, 05:09 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 10,416
Posted By daveyator
Trust the soap. DaveH

Trust the soap.
DaveH
Forum: Tools 02-04-2017, 05:54 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,793
Posted By daveyator
Why not just get one through Vans. Price is...

Why not just get one through Vans. Price is competitive, and you will actually have the one they recommend. Have them pack it with your kit, and you won't even notice you paid for it.
Just noticed...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 02-03-2017, 01:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 5,734
Posted By daveyator
To the OP, section 44A-03, figure 2, shows the...

To the OP, section 44A-03, figure 2, shows the correct position for the roll servo earth terminal. Over the page, 44A-04 figure 3, gives the info for the pitch servo earth, and the noise filter...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 01-30-2017, 09:37 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,746
Posted By daveyator
I've found that Vans packing paper is very useful...

I've found that Vans packing paper is very useful for cleaning my barbecue plate. My hot plate is always clean, and probably will stay that way for many years. I guess when I run out of paper, it...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 01-12-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 8,725
Posted By daveyator
Don, your photo shows the stiffeners are not...

Don, your photo shows the stiffeners are not installed, when the mod is done, there is another row of rivets a little below the line at the side skin and cowling intersection. There is also a...
Forum: RV General Discussion/News 12-21-2016, 01:33 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 5,382
Posted By daveyator
When the price increases occurred annually,...

When the price increases occurred annually, generally they seemed to be not much more than a couple of tanks of fuel would cost. Something to consider.
Merry Christmas
DaveH
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 11-11-2016, 03:55 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 2,229
Posted By daveyator
You are not alone:) DaveH 120485

You are not alone:)
DaveH
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Forum: International 09-29-2016, 04:31 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,003
Posted By daveyator
I found the cheapest tank sealant comes all the...

I found the cheapest tank sealant comes all the way from Vans. I'm in Adelaide, and after a fair amount of searching locally could not beat Vans price. The quart can, even with the freight added, was...
Forum: RV-12/RV-12iS 09-24-2016, 08:10 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 5,874
Posted By daveyator
I guess it actually follows the overlaying...

I guess it actually follows the overlaying structure. But I am downunder:D
DaveH
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